I went out to a nice dinner with my good friend Linda. I always ask her to choose the restaurant because she has celiacs disease (can't eat wheat gluten). I don't mind at all because I love visiting with her, I love getting out of the house, and I just love to eat about anything.
She wanted to try out a Japanese restaurant in Kirkland. It is called Rikki Rikki. The website is http://www.rikkirikki.com/
We went thinking it was just a sushi place. It was more than that. It had a good menu. The food was moderate and the prices were "Kirkland" prices. A bit high I think. The menu they show online has been changed slightly with increased prices.
The atmosphere was like a moderate sushi bar. Not a high end place. Comfortable for sure. Good service. Tight seating.
The California roll was 3/4 real crab and 1/4 artificial crab. Linda had to request all real crab due to the celiacs. I didn't think it was the best sushi around.
I LOVE black cod. When I saw it on the menu I had to get some. It was very small and wasn't that great.
The best part of the whole dinner was dessert, of course! I had the tempura ice cream. It was big enough for one hungry person or two people to share. Very yummy.
I don't think I would go out of my way to visit Rikki Rikki again. I would go to I Love Sushi in Bellevue.